Maverick Male Icon...André Lauren Benjamin

I love to take a trip down memory lane and pay homage as well as respect to men that I define as style icons. These men have set and continue to set the standard for what it means to be a Maverick Male Icon. Now, some may feel that the Maverick Man this article is about is not an icon because of his age or because he has not been around for decades upon decades. However, I beg to differ. I think André L. Benjamin also known as André 3000 is the epitome of a present and future style icon. André is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and actor. Many know him as being a part of the amazing hip hop duo Outkast (along side his counterpart rapper Big Boi).  

What some may not know is that Benjamin launched his own clothing line in 2008 titled "Benjamin Bixby". This line was inspired by college football. It's very evident that this man loves and understands what fashion is all about and what it means to be maverick. This is why I applaud his effortless sensibility to dress himself in the most fashionable and sometimes undefined way. Today I nominate and vote André L. Benjamin as this week's Maverick Male Icon. I Say Yes!

André is shown wearing a trilby straw hat, white button-down collar, suspenders and a striped tie. I define this as effortless chic. 👌🏾

André is shown wearing a trilby straw hat, white button-down collar, suspenders and a striped tie. I define this as effortless chic. 👌🏾

 

 

André appears to be gazing and thinking of what look to magically create next.  

André appears to be gazing and thinking of what look to magically create next.  

Who said a Maverick Man can't wear a straw hat with a formal look? Well, whoever stated that was all wrong. André shows every man that fashion is what you make of it. He truly broke the rules. Love it!!! 

Who said a Maverick Man can't wear a straw hat with a formal look? Well, whoever stated that was all wrong. André shows every man that fashion is what you make of it. He truly broke the rules. Love it!!! 

Here's the man himself wearing a piece from his own clothing line...Benjamin Bixby.  

Here's the man himself wearing a piece from his own clothing line...Benjamin Bixby.  

The End...I Say Yes! 

The End...I Say Yes! 

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